The annual fashion collaboration from Lancôme has arrived… and this year it’s with – drum roll – US design duo Proenza Schouler. No mere packaging tweaks here (though the usually understated exteriors have been given a very groovy makeover with bright pink, orange and purple geometric patterns).
They have also taken control of what’s inside. Alongside the pair’s specially created shades in eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks, there is also a brand-new product that is well worth seeking out: the Lip Kajal Duo Chroma, £25.50. This double-ended lip pencil with a pot of gloss at the bottom glides on smoothly and gives a matt-but-creamy finish. Add a dash of shine with the gloss if you fancy. All johnlewis.com
Looking for a new summer fragrance?
Try these just-launched spritzes…
Hermes Eau de Citron Noir
Based around lime rather than the more usual summer citrus default of orange, it’s a bit sultry, a bit zingy and definitely glamorous escapism. For both men and women. £48 for 50ml, johnlewis.com.
Calvin Klein Women
The fashion house’s latest launch is its first with designer Raf Simons at the helm and, as its name suggests, is all about celebrating women. And how does that smell? A light, optimistic, woody floral with orange flower and cedarwood. £39 for 30ml, available nationwide from 16 August.
H&M Wardrobe of Fragrances The high-street hero has launched a range of 25 scents in three groups: The Singles, based around a single note, such as vanilla; The Reveries, bigger blends meant to evoke fragrant memories, and The Essences, exotic perfume oils. From £3.99 for 10ml, hm.com from 16 August.
A couple of major-league illustrators have designs on some top products, giving a good reason to stockpile your favourites
Fashion’s favourite art bomber Donald Robertson (of @drawbertson fame) has got together with Rodin, covering five of its Luxury products with seascapes and mermaids (founder Linda Rodin believes she was one in a past life – true story). Choose from Illuminating Powder in Siren, £38; Body Oil With Sea Kelp and Sambac, £65; Kabuki Brush, £20; Illuminating Liquid, £38, and our favourite Lip Oil, £25, all spacenk.com.
Over at Fresh, Blair Breitentstein, a leading New York fashion illustrator and a big hit at London’s Fashion Illustration Gallery Art Fair this year, has lent her skills to its Soy Face Cleanser. The result? A bit of limited-edition art for your bathroom shelf with chic girls on the tube. £34, fresh.com/uk.